makeup tips

Watch me share tips/tricks on BeautyBFF

Jenn Falik, beauty/fashion expert and host of Beauty BFF on msn recently had me on her show to discuss some supermodel beauty tricks. Take a look and let me know what you think! ūüėČ Mario.

The Perfect Job Interview Look

Beauty Riot recently interviewed me for a great story and it’s filled with tips and tricks to help you get the perfect look on a job interview. ¬†Check out pages 1-13 for my quotes, tips and product recommendations. ¬†Visit for the full story. ¬†Xo Mario

Makeup Mondays With Mario – Bright lips for spring

This week on Makeup Mondays With Mario, I answered Dawns question about my favorite Spring makeup trends. Visit Spoiled Pretty to find out what bright lip colors Im into this Spring.  Xo Mario

Kims shares her favorite beauty tip in Glamour Magazine

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In this months Glamour magazine, Kim talks beauty and shares her favorite beauty tip:¬† “My makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, taught me that after you put on concealer, set it with powder on top.¬† It lasts longer.”

If you havn’t yet tried this and have issues with your concealer staying put or creasing, set it and forget it! LOL.¬†¬† Use a loose powder a shade or two lighter then your skin or a translucent powder to set.¬† Apply with a sponge or puff.¬† Xo Mario

TWIP of the day! To get Kim’s sexy nude lip color…


To get the sexy nude lip that I gave Kim last night for her birthday, use Ravishing Lipstick by MAC.¬† Finish it off by adding MAC lip glass in Florabundance.¬† ūüôā Xo Mario

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Want to get the rest of the face?¬† Leave a comment to let me know!¬† ūüėČ

Glamour, Seventeen and OK! Mags share my tips and advice this month ;-)


Check out the tear sheets below with my quotes and tips, on newsstands now ūüėČ




Xo -Mario

Wedding makeup tips and tricks…


Tis the season to get married! ¬†I figured I should do a wedding makeup¬†post since so many people are getting married in the summer and fall.¬† I think makeup is really important for a bride on her wedding day.¬† It’s photographed by a professional and you will see the images forever.¬† If there’s any day in your life that you want to look you’re very best and most beautiful, it’s your wedding day.¬†

I get emails everyday from brides-to-be from all over (some as¬†far as¬†Moracco!)¬†asking me to do their weddings.¬† I feel terrible because unfortunitely my schedule now doesn’t really allow me to book weddings anymore, but I have done many many weddings in the past and I always loved making a woman feel beautiful on her special day.¬† Below are some products and tricks to help you out.¬†

The pics here are of my beautiful¬†sister Vicky.¬† She got married last summer and of course I did her makeup, lol.¬† I love you Vicky ūüėȬ†¬†Vicky¬†usually does her makeup pretty natural so we kept with that theme of warm, natural and nude colors.¬†¬†Theres also a couple of pics of Dara Godfrey, wife of the amazing designer Jay Godfrey, on their wedding day.¬† I flew out to Miami for their wedding.. it was really beautiful and so was she!¬† The last pic is a bridal cover I did a while back, “For The Bride” magazine.

Tips and tricks –

Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox.  This is a really good primer to use all over before you apply your foundation.  It helps keep the makeup last longer and keeps it smooth.

Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier.  This concealer had 2 shades that u can mix to get the perfect match for your skin.  Go alittle lighter under the eye and for blemishes, match the exact skin color.

Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier.¬† This is good to set your foundation and concealer.¬† It’s very silky and sheer and has a bit of light reflecting which helps to smooth fine lines and imperfections.¬† Try putting a bit of it on a velour puff and applying it that way.¬† Great to touch up with also through out the day and night.

Oragasm Blush¬†by NARS.¬† It’s a peachy pink with shimmer and just looks beautiful and so many skin tones.¬† Brush it on the apples of your cheeks (try not to go too low on the cheek with it).

Dior Bronze РAmber Tan by Dior.  A matte golden bronze shade of bronzer.  Brush it all around the frame of the face to warm your skin up.  Dont forget to apply some to the neck too!

High Beam by Benefit.  This is a  luminescent complexion enhancer.  Apply it on your cheek bones for a dewy glow.  I like to use it on the center of the lip too for a hightlight and on the bridge of the nose.

Silk Eye Shadow Wash by Stila.¬† It’s a water-based liquid-to-powder eyesshadow in a shade called kitten (pinkish gold tone)¬† It looks great on alot of skin colors.¬† Use it on your eyelid or to highlight.

Powerpoint Eyepencil by MAC.  This pencil is great for a wedding because its waterproof but you can still blend it nicely for a smokey eye.  Also great for the inner rim of the eye.  After applying on top lids, brush alittle translucent powder over it and apply again.  This will give the line alot of pigment and really pop.

B-Dazzle by GIELLA.¬† The perfect shade eye shadow for the inner corner of the eyes.¬† Makes you look more awake and gives that “angelic” look.¬† GIELLA can also custom blend it into a pencil.¬†¬†

All products except for the MAC and GIELLA can be found at¬†.¬† Remember to keep your makeup classic looking on your wedding and don’t overdo it!¬† Xo


Ask me your questions and I will answer! ;)




Hey guys,¬† I’ve been getting lots of questions about makeup, how I started, etc and it’s hard to answer them all throughout the day so I thought I’d have you all ask me here on the comments area of this post and I will then post another blog with your answers. This way, you can all see answers to other peoples questions that can be helpful to you.¬† Xo


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